Design competition calls for entries

Assopiastrelle, the Association of Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Commission will sponsor the 9th edition of the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition. The competition recognizes excellence in the design and installation of Italian ceramic tile.

All applicants must submit a minimum of three photographs of each project, a brief description and the completion date of the project. Entries can be submitted for projects completed between Jan. 1, 1997 and March 1, 2002. Submissions must be received by March 15.

An international jury of architects, design professionals and industry leaders will judge the entries. The winner in commercial/institutional and residential categories will be awarded $10,000 during Coverings 2002.

For more information, visit or call Christine Abbate of Novita Communications at (718) 783-2591.